April, 2004

  • Ed Draper

    scalability != performance

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    Harry Pierson raises the question, “ Is the middle tier dead .“ He goes on to say: “ Why do we distribute applications across multiple systems today? Is it because we like managing multiple systems? No! It's for scalability. We...
  • Ed Draper

    Sony's new blue-violet laser

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    Sony unveils its new “Blu-ray” laser . Say hello to 25GB per disc! The article claims 2 hours of hi-def video, but this has got to be using a really inefficient compression algorithm. It should be able to do MUCH more than that on 25 GB!
  • Ed Draper

    Smart Device Framework

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    I learned about the Smart Device Framework project today. It looks quite interesting. A lot of this functionality will ship in Compact Framework 2.0, but this is available today. It supports things like working with the Registry and programmatically adding...
  • Ed Draper

    64-bit Compatibility Matrix

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    Here's a very useful compatibility matrix of Microsoft product and their support for both Itanium and x64. What is x64 you ask? It is the “64-bit extensions“ technology pioneered by AMD which is in use in some of their Athlon products and...
  • Ed Draper

    For the Microsoft haters out there...

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    John Topley has an excellent post on his blob regarding the pathology of Microsoft bashing.
  • Ed Draper

    Two great posts in a week for all the Microsoft haters out there...

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    First, there was John Topley's post earlier in the week. I particularly enjoyed it as it was from a third party, disassociated with Microsoft and from a declared platform neutral guy. Then today, I read Chris Pratley's excellent post on Word. While Chris...
  • Ed Draper

    Great way of folding clothes!

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    Wow, what an interesting way to fold clothes . Thanks Geeklife!
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